Located in the heart of the Tualatin Valley, midway between Mt. Hood and the Oregon coast, Beaverton combines the best of a big city and the peaceful surroundings of a small town. Just seven miles west of Portland, Oregon, Beaverton is Oregon’s sixth largest city and the second - largest incorporated city in Washington County.
Home to more than 98,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. One in three Beaverton residents identify as a person of color, roughly 20 percent were born outside of the U.S. and more than 100 languages are spoken in the Beaverton School District. This richness of cultural diversity is what makes Beaverton such a vibrant city.
Recreation Opportunities & Attractions
Filled with eclectic charm, downtown Beaverton is a collection of mid-century shop fronts, turn-of-the-century landmarks and the latest in mixed-use development. Beyond the city core are opportunities for shopping, entertainment and exploration.
With over 100 parks encompassing 1,000 acres, there is a park within a half mile of every home, 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths. Through a partnership with Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Beaverton residents enjoy many outdoor activities. Ski slopes to the east and ocean beaches to the west provide additional opportunities for recreation.
Beaverton is home to 11 well-planned, distinct neighborhoods offering more opportunities for neighbors to have fun and make a greater impact on the community. Along tree-lined streets, neighbors are often out jogging, biking, and enjoying everything the city has to offer all year long. From outdoor plays and concerts to art, multicultural festivals and celebrations, Beaverton’s annual events help bring community together.
Welcoming residents and visitors alike, Beaverton is eager to share all that makes it the best of Oregon.
There are over 40,700 students in 51 schools from grades K-12 in the Beaverton School District (the third largest district in Oregon). Nationally acclaimed for their students’ high SAT scores, Beaverton schools have formed strong partnerships with area businesses. Several highly regarded private schools as well as some of the region’s best state and private universities and community colleges are also located within 30 miles of Beaverton.